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Learning Brief: Driving Youth Workforce Development Through Private Sector Partnership

Empleando Futuros is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project for workforce development in Honduras. It was implemented by Banyan Global from June 2016 to November 2021. The aim of Empleando Futuros was to increase the employability and protective factors of at-risk youth living in high-crime urban areas with high levels of irregular migration. Empleando Futuros partnered with nationwide Honduran retail giant, DIUNSA (Distribuciones Universales S.A. de C.V.) to support at-risk youth with market-driven training and opportunities for employment. This innovative partnership leveraged DIUNSA’s financial and human resources to launch the Training for Employment Alliance that operated for three years (2018-2021). This learning brief explores the benefits and success factors of the private sector alliance with DIUNSA for future workforce development programming.

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